TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN They operate contrary to the rules of common sense that we hold dear as proof that what we know is right, that we’re no fools and senses we possess perceive the truth. They ramble through eleven dimensions. Their motions, seemingly governed by chance, confuse and amend our comprehensions […]Read more "TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN"
PEDAGOGIC PROTOCOL Be careful what analogies you use. Sometimes they are literally taken and could misrepresent, mislead, confuse, or trap in a premise that’s mistaken the very minds that you seek to inform about the design and nature of things, and, worse, it could just cause them to conform to notions false and erred […]Read more "PEDAGOGIC PROTOCOL"
INTERWOVEN DESIGNS We live due to a natural balance of elemental forces and charges so intricate that we have not yet deciphered their pattern. Only on this wet and rocky sphere with a magnetic core only at this distance from a moderate, long burning star, protected by our cratering moon, and sheltered by outer giants, […]Read more "Interwoven Designs"
(Wait for it …) ENERGETIC EVENTS Quarks flee bondage from gluons in forced collisions and matter annihilation. One good thing about nature is that there’s lots of it. This poem is the more standard fibonacci form, in the line syllable sequence: 1 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 8 – 13 […]Read more "ENERGETIC EVENTS"
Poetry and Science Science tries to answer some great questions, in fact the greatest questions of our day. At very least, it offers suggestions for how to frame these questions, anyway. This role is one that poets, too, have played. Both correlate their data to convey their particular premise and persuade, or at least to […]Read more "Poetry And Science"
“I do not see how a man can work on the frontiers of physics and write poetry at the same time. They are in opposition.”
– Paul Dirac to Robert Oppenheimer
“You forgot that science has evolved from poetry, and failed to see that a change of times might beneficently reunite the two as friends, at a higher level and to mutual advantage.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
THEORY OF EVERYTHING Researchers assume they can trust their GUT – that is their Grand Unified Theory. This simple answer is close, they think, but the resolution’s still a bit bleary. They’ve linked electromagnetic with weak, on their way to full unification but, for final culmination, must seek the gravity of the situation. […]Read more "Theory Of Everything"
RARIFIED The physicist had reached the end of equations he’d toiled for years. Excited, he called an old friend, to invite him out for some beers. When asked about the occasion, he smugly announced he’d worked out the quark confinement equation, beyond any shadow of doubt. For strings of ev’ry dimension his elegant math […]Read more "Rarified"